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“Life is an illusion. I am held together in the nothingness by art” —Anselm Kiefer

It's All Yah 8

Vacant Nah
Empty featureless
Latent Yah

Oh, what a void there is in things —Aulus Persius Flaccus

It's All Yah B

Odeless urns
Armless Venuses
Unframed Yah

Visiting a museum is a matter of going from void to void —Robert Smithson

It's All Yah g

Naked style
Untamed Yah

To drop into being means to recognize your interconnectedness with all life, and with being itself —Jon Kabat-Zinn

It's All Yah 6

Blamed strangers
Defamed intimates
Unclaimed Yah

All my images are self-portraits, even when I’m not in them ―Nuno Roque

It's All Yah E

Grand designs
Tacit connections
Yah traces

There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect —G.K. Chesterton

It's All Yah 4

Priceless possessions
Yah graces

Take care of your inner, spiritual beauty. That will reflect in your face —Dolores del Rio

It's All Yah 3

Yah blazes

The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions —Marcus Tullius Cicero

It's All Yah 1

Miming rhyme
Voicing pantomime
Yah faces

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music —Marcel Marceau

It's All Yah i

Out of Nah
Foreshadow of art
It’s all Yah

A nose that can see is worth two that sniff —Eugene Ionesc


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  1. I wish I had made an effort to see Marcel Marceau perform live. Because I loved Chaplin my dad took me to Powell St in SF to see Robert Shields. He was great, too. Almost as well known as MM for a brief time. Great job, as always, E. Sum.

    June 13, 2022
    • I got to see him perform live when he was very old. He still had it though. He did one act where he got a “happy mask” stuck on his face. You could see the terror and anger of him trying to remove the “mask” all while he kept that happy mask smile. How he could express those emotions with a smile stuck on his face was phenomenal. I fell in love with Marcel Marceau when I was a little girl watching him when he’d be a guest on the Red Skelton show. Hadn’t thought of that in years!

      July 8, 2022
  2. so much happiness represented by these pictures 😀

    June 13, 2022
  3. These pictures are stunning. I particularly like the Marcel Marceau quote and your accompanying poem. I had to ponder both a while. 🙂 This is a very optimistic post, which is very needed in these times.

    July 8, 2022
    • Merci beaucoup, LuAnne. Yah for optimism! Your description of Marceau, for me translates into mime what Mozart, also Debussy, perhaps other composers tell us about music being the silence between the notes. 🙂

      July 8, 2022

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